The Award Ceremony of winners and medalists of the RSSU Chess Cup, 2017 Moscow Open was held Sunday evening, February 5 in the assembly hall of the RSSU main building. The Russian State Social University Rector Natalya Borisovna Pochinok, the Russian Blind Sports Federation President, the International Blind Sports Federation member Lidia Pavlovna Abramova, the Moscow Chess Federation first Vice-President Nikita Vladimirovich Kim and the sports society Lokomotiv Chairman Ilya Andreevich Vdovin came to congratulate participants of the competitions.
“Please accept my sincerest congratulations on the bright end of our tournament. I’d like to mark our contribution into the opening of the National Student Chess League, – Natalya Borisovna mentioned. – Today we are awarding the elite of the chess world and I would like to thank you, dear colleagues. Without you our chess festival wouldn’t have been possible.” – Natalya Pochinok said. The RSSU Rector thanked the Department of Sport and Tourism of Moscow, the Management of sports and entertainment events of Moscow as well as the sponsors of the tournament.